Author Archives: Matt

Moths at the Milnesand Lesser Prairie-Chicken Festival

This blog isn’t turning into ABQmothing! Many, many moths were strewn about the pavement outside the Milnesand community center when I returned from my Lesser Prairie-Chicken lek experience. Thanks to help from some folks at bugguide.net, I was able to … Continue reading

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The 11th Annual High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival!

Better late than never! The small ranching town of Milnesand in eastern New Mexico passes as a blur of a few buildings as one drives past on NM route 206. All the residents live scattered around the crossroads on countless … Continue reading

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New Mexico migration May 7th

All I can really interpret from last night’s data is that a lot of birds were moving around Clovis. A classic ring pattern develops about halfway through the loop linked below at this site. Today could be a good day … Continue reading

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New Mexico migration May 1st

I’ve joined a few birders around the country in posting migration forecasts based on weather radar data. The plan is to try to predict migration conditions from overnight and then use observations from local birders to verify or modify these … Continue reading

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New Mexico migration April 27th

I’ve joined a few birders around the country in posting migration forecasts based on weather radar data. The plan is to try to predict migration conditions from overnight and then use observations from local birders to verify or modify these … Continue reading

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High desert flowers at the Petroglyphs

Some friends visited for a few days last week and, as they enjoy hiking and the outdoors, Melissa and I did our best to show them the best Albuquerque has to offer. We made it out to the Piedras Marcadas … Continue reading

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Paleobirding

Evolution of early birds produced some odd species. It can be hard to imagine the real, three dimensional bird from the often flattened and compressed fossils, but in an interview at the Wired Science blog, Luis Chiappe describes what some … Continue reading

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